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August 22, 2017 7:09 PM Diego Maradona Is a Self-Confessed Cheat—Why Does Naples Think He’s a Saint?

Italy’s third-largest city is packed with shrines to a retired Argentine soccer star with a history of spectacular cheating, controversial politics and a drug ban NAPLES, Italy—Neapolitans venerate an array of saints. They hold feasts for Santa Patrizia, who devoted her life to the needy, and honor the city’s patron saint, San Gennaro, in a ceremony 18

August 22, 2017 12:57 PM The Finance 202: Business leaders not sacrificing much by dumping Trump

President Donald Trump meets with manufacturing CEOs on February 23. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post) Don’t go lining up the Profile in Courage awards for American CEOs just yet. Those who quit President Trump’s business councils last week to protest his handling of the Charlottesville horror have enjoyed heaps of praise. The resignations caused the collapse 21

August 22, 2017 11:37 AM Trump ends Obama's 'water bottle ban'

The Trump administration is ending a policy implemented by former president Barack Obama that attempted to ban water bottles at national parks. The National Park Service announced last week it was ending the so-called Water Bottle Ban, which the Obama administration implemented in 2011 to "reduce our carbon footprint." "In its commitment to providing 17

August 18, 2017 11:37 PM Charlottesville mayor wants new laws to empower localities, suspend gun laws

Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer called on the Virginia state legislature on Friday to convene a special session to push for new laws that would give local governments power to decide the fates of their Confederate war memorials. Signer, a Democrat, also asked that localities be able to suspend some gun laws after his city was besieged by violence 12

August 18, 2017 5:49 PM Trump Nixes Obama Ban on Plastic Bottles at National Parks

The Trump administration nixed former President Barack Obama’s ban on selling plastic bottles at all national parks, according to the Department of the Interior. “While we will continue to encourage the use of free water bottle filling stations as appropriate, ultimately it should be up to our visitors to decide how best to keep themselves and their 20

August 17, 2017 11:14 AM 3rd Australian minister could be fired over dual citizenship

CANBERRA, Australia – A third Australian government minister has revealed she might have been unlawfully elected to Parliament because of a constitutional ban on dual citizens that has snared six lawmakers since July in an unprecedented political crisis. Fiona Nash, deputy leader of the Nationals junior coalition party, told the Senate on Thursday she had been advised 23

August 15, 2017 11:31 PM U.S. Open 2017: Maria Sharapova lands wild card to play in U.S. Open

Maria Sharapova received a wild card to play in the U.S. Open, the United States Tennis Association announced on Tuesday. The event will mark the first major and fifth event for Sharapova since she returned from a 15-month doping suspension in late April. The 30-year-old Russian won the U.S. Open in 2006 and is currently ranked 148th in the world 35

August 15, 2017 9:59 PM Maria Sharapova Given Wild-Card Invitation to 2017 US Open

Maria Sharapova has been given an invitation to play in the 2017 U.S. Open as a wild card. According to the ESPN.com's Matt Wilansky, the U.S. Tennis Association allowed her entry into the tournament on Tuesday along with seven other female players. It will be Sharapova's first appearance at a Grand Slam since the 2016 Australian Open, where she tested 23

August 15, 2017 5:32 AM ‘New York hates you’: Protesters greet the president at Trump Tower

When President Trump returned to his hometown of New York City on Monday night, he received anything but a warm welcome. Trump was returning to his eponymous tower for the first time since being inaugurated. Protesters gathered in the shadow of Trump Tower on Monday evening, filling the sidewalk for several blocks and forming a gauntlet of signs and chants 33

August 14, 2017 1:59 PM Cristiano Ronaldo Gets 5 Game Ban for Pushing Ref

Even Cristiano Ronaldo can't get away with putting his hands a ref -- and just got hit with a 5 game ban for throwing a hissy fit at the Supercopa De Espana. After CR7 stormed the pitch and banged a quick goal in the 2nd half of Real Madrid's battle with Barcelona -- he was tripped up by Samuel Umtiti in a run a few minutes later and blew up at the refs for not penalizing 24